Helping Find the Right Path for YOU!
The Counseling Department provides services and resources for the students as an aid to educational, vocational, social, and personal development. Each student is considered as an individual with unique interests, abilities, and opportunities. Individual conferences are held each year in order to aid the student during various stages of growth and development. In addition to the personal services extended to students and parents, the guidance staff responds to the needs of the educational community by testing, maintaining records, making agency referrals and acting as liaison between students, faculty and/or parents. Students are also assisted in making appropriate course selections according to their abilities, aptitudes, and future career goals.
High School Counseling Center3500 Elmerton Avenue Harrisburg, PA 17109
CEEB Code: 391660
Guidance Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
High School counselors will return to the office on August 16, 2022. During the summer months, please contact the high main office at (717) 657-5117
Dauphin County Technical School Application Process
Students interested in applying for Dauphin County Technical School's 2022-2023 school year must apply online on the DCTS website, http://www.dcts.org. The deadline for applications is April 8, 2022. Students will be notified by DCTS of their admission decision by mid to end of June 2022. If you have questions, concerns or need assistance, please contact your counselor.
For more information about DCTS please visit www.dcts.org
GED Preparation Classes as well as the GED Exam are offered locally, at HACC. Go to http://www.hacc.edu/ProgramsandCourses/AdultEducationGED/GED-Testing.cfm for more information.
Click http://www.varsitytutors.com/free-ged-resources for FREE practice tests and other GED resources.
- Transcripts / Letters of Recommendation
- Grade Conversion Scale
- Job Opportunities
- Work Study
Seniors can request their transcript at www.parchment.com, instead of coming to the Counseling Center to complete a paper request form. Once students get to the website, they can quickly and easily create an account and start requesting transcripts right away!
Underclassmen and prior graduates can also request their transcript through parchment, for a fee. Otherwise, you can contact Ms. McCarthur in the Counseling Center, via email at email@example.com or via phone at 717-657-5117 ext. 40117, to provide you with a copy at no cost.
The benefits of an online transcript request include:
- Convenience for Students - Requests can be made right from the home computer without having to miss class to go to the Counseling Center
- Faster Service - Parchment immediately notifies the Counseling Center of the transcript request and transcripts can be processed within 48 hours
- Easy Tracking - Students can follow, via Parchment, exactly where their transcript is in the process
- More Secure Delivery - Since transcripts are sent electronically they go directly into the student's file at college, there is no chance of a paper transcript getting misplaced or lost in the mail
- Good for the Environment - Using electronic transcripts will save hundreds of pieces of paper that were used to print out paper transcripts in the past
The Parchment platform has helped millions of people and thousands of schools and universities to exchange more than 12 million transcripts and other credentials globally. Parchment is powered by a team of experienced education and technology professionals who have first-hand experience serving students as registrars, admissions officers, teachers and engineers. They are passionate about helping people use their education to achieve their full potential. In a knowledge economy where opportunities are defined by what you know and how well you know it, let Parchment help you turn your credentials into opportunities.
- Please note that high school transcripts always include your PSAT, SAT, ACT & Keystone Scores, unless you specifically request they not be sent. The high school must send all of your scores or none of your scores, we do not have the ability to choose which scores are sent. If you wish to choose which scores are sent, notify Ms. Plott that you do not want your test scores sent with your transcript and then you will have to notify either the College Board (for SAT) or the ACT to request which of your scores you wish to send. There will be a charge from the College Board and the ACT to send your scores.
Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation are required by some colleges and, if not required, can still enhance your academic transcript. A letter of recommendation can come from any adult that is not related to you (a few examples are your counselor, teachers, a clergy person, your employer, your coach, etc.). It is a very good idea to give the person you are requesting a letter from an academic resume so they can reference various areas of your life. Click HERE for a sample academic resume but remember that this is only a sample, be sure to customize your academic resume to your own life!
If you have any additional information you would like sent along with your high school transcript (for example, some colleges have their own counselor and teacher recommendation forms) you can submit them to Ms. McCarthur in the Counseling Center and they will be sent along with your transcript to your college(s) of choice.
To request a copy of an official or unofficial transcript for scholarships or just to have for yourself, please see Ms. McCarthur in the Counseling Center, they will be prepared for you to pick up within one business day.
Beginning in March 2016, the College Board will be changing the format and scoring of the SAT a bit.
For more information go to https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/ . You can also click HERE for a brief description of the changes. This link is an excerpt from the over 800 page NEW SAT Study Guide available in Guidance. We only received one of these Study Guides so, unfortunately, this book can not be removed from Guidance. Students are welcome to spend some time in Guidance if they wish to review it.
Click https://www.varsitytutors.com/free-new-sat-resources for FREE SAT Resources.
Your SAT & ACT scores are a part of your high school transcript, however, some colleges require that you send these scores directly from the testing center; this is called an "Official" SAT or ACT score. To order SAT scores, go to www.collegeboard.com; to order ACT scores, go to www.actstudent.org. You needn't do anything special to have your scores sent along with your high school transcript, they will go automatically.
Click https://www.varsitytutors.com/free-act-resources for FREE ACT Resources.
The next PSAT will be given at Susquehanna Township High School on October 14, 2020 for in-school students and October 29th, 2020 for ARA students. Registration information will be sent to all sohpomores and juniors in September, 2020.
For more information on the PSAT, go to https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10?navId=gh-pn
For FREE Practice Tests, go to http://www.varsitytutors.com/psat-practice-tests
For FREE Flashcards, go to http://www.varsitytutors.com/psat-flashcards
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Deadlines are noted in bold. Many scholarships are available online, however, if an application is marked as being available in Guidance, students may pick up a copy from Ms. Plott. New scholarships are added weekly. Check the page regularly to learn about new opportunities. If you have any questions, please see your counselor.
- Any High School Student that resides in Pennsylvania
- Awards: varies
- Deadlines: April 30th - June 30, 2022
- Any high school senior that attends STHS
- Click on scholarship name for fillable PDF application
- Award: $500
- Deadline: May 20, 2022
- This is not a scholarship. This is a 4 month program for current 8th - 11th graders interested in Neuroscience & Behavioral Health
- Click on program title to apply
- Deadline: April 20, 2022
- Requirements vary
- Click on scholarship title for full detail of all the scholarships
- Awards: Varies
- Deadline: June 1, 2022
- Any Senior that has been accepted for admissions to an accredited college, has at least a 3.0 GPA & engaged in community service and/or extracurricular activities
- Click here to apply http://www.betapiboule.org
- Awards: $2000
- Deadline: April 3, 2022
- Hiring nursing support staff, medical assistants, warehouse workers, food service attendants
- Career Fair on June 29, 2022 at Heinz Field
- Click on job title to see flyer
- Fast-paced, friendly work environment; flexible schedules
- Click on job title to apply
- Butter Room at the Carlisle facility; about 15 days per month
- $21/hr and $1000 sign on bonus
- Apply at https://www.landolakesinc.com/Careers
Hiring Servers, Bartenders, Front Desk, Housekeeping
Email Heather Ondechek - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hiring full time and part time positions
Go to http://www.mission-bbq.com to apply
Brochures in guidance office